Complex interactions of culture, demography, and politics have affected-and been affected by-public policy toward children and the aging in the United States. Changes in the economic relationships between parents and children have led, especially since the New Deal, to improved public policy for the aging and a relative decline in provisions for children. The contemporary problems of public welfare might lead to a reconsideration of divisions between public and private responsibility.
Author(s): June Axinn; Mark J. Stern
Volume 63, Issue 4
Published in 1985